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Corporate Consultants Like Huron Set Their Targets on American Universities

Corporate Consultants Set Their Targets on American Universities By Jaskiran Dhillon, Cinzia Arruzza and AAUP-TNS Media Collective October 23, 2020 The administration of The New School has sought the services of a firm founded by alumni of Enron-affiliated Arthur Andersen. October 23, 2020 Last year, the leadership of The New School (TNS) celebrated its storied progressive …

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No Confidence

Three Steps You Can Take

Here are THREE STEPS to take to underscore that you have NO CONFIDENCE in the leadership of UVM President Suresh Garimella: 1. Get us beyond 3k signatures on the change.org/GarimellaNoConfidence petition by signing and sharing it (or sharing again) on social media, with email contacts, on list serves like Vermont’s Front Porch Forum, and in your programs, …

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Emery: Vision out of line

After reading UVM President Garimella’s column, “Vermont by Degrees: Developing tomorrow’s students,” I felt compelled to respond. Primarily, I wish to point out the falsehood President Garimella can show by “following the numbers,” that his vision is aligned with student interest. If this was true, the senior lecturers whose contracts have not been renewed would …

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Car rally with UVM students protesting cuts to Liberal Arts

Eleanor Hagopian: What in the world is the UVM leadership thinking?

The University of Vermont administration is planning deep cuts to faculty and programs. My background is in business, not in academics, and I’ve been disturbed that the University of Vermont’s public statements and other commentary supportive of the administration’s position all seem to be operating on the basis of an assertion that there is a …

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Academe Blog: The Struggle for the Soul of UVM

During this year of crisis, faculty and staff have mustered all our strength and resolve to ensure that the University of Vermont continues to fulfill its central academic and public interest mission. But the university administration is undermining these efforts as they pursue a short-sighted and reckless restructuring plan, justified by an accounting trick, that …

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View video: The Liberal Arts @ UVM: An Online Teach-In to Defend Our Students’ Educations

The Liberal Arts @ UVM: An Online Teach-In to Defend Our Students’ Educations View the recorded teach-in here on our YouTube channel. Session times: Why Religion? Why Liberal Arts? … 00:00:45​ Alternative Full Professor Lectures … 00:30:11​ Not Everybody Speaks English! The Importance of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures in a Globalized World … 01:00:25​ …

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VTDigger: ‘They’re running it like a business’: As more cuts loom, UVM faculty debate the mission

  BURLINGTON — Before the University of Vermont announced towering cuts in liberal arts programs this fall, there were warning signs. In April, foreseeing the pandemic’s heavy toll on higher education, the university announced a hiring freeze. In May, President Suresh Garimella warned about the university’s shaky finances, along with threats to cut lecturers’ course …

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Seven Days: Major Fallout– UVM Scholars Argue that Cuts to the Humanities Would Imperil the University’s Mission

On December 15, Jamie Williamson learned that the coming spring semester, the 30th of his career on the English department faculty at the University of Vermont, would be his last. Fifteen years ago, Williamson, now 61, achieved the rank of senior lecturer, a title that generally confers the aura, if not the promise, of job security. …

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